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Dashboard Week Day 5: Tableau 8.2 and Journalist Deaths

On the final day of dashboard week, we were tasked with using Tableau version 8.2 to visualise data relating to global journalist deaths, provided by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Tableau 8.2 was originally released in June 2014 but feels more like it belongs to the Windows ‘98 era. This version of Tableau does not include now-standard features such as the ability to compute level-of-detail calculations, set or parameter actions, and viz-in-tooltip. Initially, I felt like I was learning to use a completely new product before I quickly became accustomed to the older user interface and features.

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Data School Training: Reflective Blog

Here we are at the end of our (DSAU 3) 4-month training period. However, because of the intensity of the program, it felt like 4 weeks. In this blog, I try to explore how my decision to apply to the data school turned out.   Application to Data School: Data...

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Reflections – 16 weeks at the Data School

Sixteen weeks at the Data School Down Under have absolutely flown by! I still remember the first day of training, feeling excited and overwhelmed at the same time; excited about the new opportunity and overwhelmed about the challenges I could face in this new world of...

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Reflective Blog

Sixteen weeks of training joyride in Data School is going to be over soon. It feels like it’s just started, and we are still giving introductions to each other. It was indeed an intensive training and was full of learning, fun and excitement. There was unparalleled...

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Dashboard Week, Day 2: I have the POWER BI!

Day 2 was... an interesting one, in a lot of ways. The main challenge was using a tool similar to tableau, called Power BI, to create meaningful visualizations. I wanted to use this chance to talk about some of the pros and cons with Power BI, specifically from a...

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How good is my trend line?

You’ve built a scatter plot and managed to drag and drop a trend line. Now what? What does your trend line tell you? To answer this question, we must look at the description of the model which we can access by either hovering over the trend line or by right-clicking...

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Tips for Project Week

image credits: John Kars photography | Grad Australia Thoughts and fears going into Project Week   One of the most exciting aspects of our training at The Data School, besides the obvious analytics, is that each of us gets to be project lead for a week. However,...

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Journalist Deaths Abroad

Dashboard Week's day 5 was all about a dataset on journalists deaths. Craig also gave us an extra task, which was to use version 8.3 of Tableau to build our dashboards. For someone like me, who started using Tableau in late January 2019 (version 2019.1), Tableau 8.3...

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